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Gigbag: March 2005

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Dizzy Gillespie King Silver Flair Trumpet
Selmer LaVoix Saxaphones
Remo Tucked Fiberskyn Heads
Walter Beasley's Sound production for the Saxophone
Jazz Improvisation: Advice from the Masters
iZotope Ozone 3

Dizzy Gillespie King Silver Flair Trumpet

Act quick and you might nab one of Conn-Selmer’s limited-edition Dizzy Gillespie King Silver Flair trumpets with an upturned bell, just like Dizzy’s. If you’re less flashy, you can opt for the straight-bell version. Both models feature Monel pistons, a .462-inch bore, first and third slide saddles, a silver plated finish, a 3C mouthpiece and a deluxe leather case. The trumpet also features an engraving of the legendary man it’s named after. conn-selmer.com.

Remo Tucked Fiberskyn Heads

Remo now offers tucked versions of its Fiberskyn 3 heads for congas and bongos, which follows its tucked Nuskyn heads released in 2001. These tucked heads retain the tone and projection of untucked Fiberskyn, and simply increase durability. Different sizes are available to fit congas from 11 to 13 inches and bongos from 7 to 9 inches. Two Remo S Series conga heads are also available in 10- and 11-inch sizes. remo.com

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